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Old 02-27-04, 06:33 AM
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Thunderbirds Are Go!

According to The Rumor Mill at Digital Bits, both Thunderbirds Are Go! and Thunderbird 6 are on line for release from MGM this summer to coincide with the release of the new live-action Thunderbirds film. This will finally allow me to complete my Thunderbirds DVD collection.
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hooray!
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i'm rather worry with MGM titles... they might put 'em in their "bargain priced" cataloges... whcih to say the leat, most of the time rather not good.

now, if they put 'em in their SE line.... life would be beautiful
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Originally posted by BlackBeauty92
i'm rather worry with MGM titles... they might put 'em in their "bargain priced" cataloges... whcih to say the leat, most of the time rather not good.
Not good? I dont know what discs YOU look at, but the Bargain Basement discs I see from MGM have all been great value for the money. The Midnight Movies collection is great. Sure they're bare bones, aside from the trailer - but for 9 bucks, you cant beat them with a stick!
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Originally posted by BlackBeauty92
i'm rather worry with MGM titles... they might put 'em in their "bargain priced" cataloges... whcih to say the leat, most of the time rather not good.

now, if they put 'em in their SE line.... life would be beautiful
I have yet to buy any MGM disc which was not high quality. Even their bargain items are good transfers. What on earth do you expect for two sixties films featuring puppets? You should be glad that MGM is even releasing them.
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I could have sworn a few years back Thunderbirds are Go was released on DVD.
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Originally posted by timmy o'toole
I could have sworn a few years back Thunderbirds are Go was released on DVD.
Both films were released in Region 2. This would be their first Region 1 release.
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i apologize for my statement before... yes, i should be greatful that MGM is releasing these Thunderbirds movies...

chill out
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I hope that the new Thunderbirds movie isn't as bad as I think it will be. Somehow, live action directed by Jonathan Frakes worries me.
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Originally posted by EPKJ
I hope that the new Thunderbirds movie isn't as bad as I think it will be. Somehow, live action directed by Jonathan Frakes worries me.
You and me both! I really wish they'd stop remaking movies...I'd be hard pressed to name more than 5 remakes that were more enjoyable than the originals.
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i can't even imagine how he could pull it off....
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here's a link to DVDTimes.co.uk on the specs and box artwork:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=11022
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Very Cool! Both films have Commentaries and featurettes, and even a cardboard rocket in the two pack set. All for under $15/each or $30 for the double movies set (retail.) I can't wait.
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Thunderbirds in DTS
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It won't happen, but I would love an isolated score and effects track.

In a world with Columbia and Paramount Home Video, how can anyone dare complain about MGM?
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Thunderbirds Are Go (International Rescue Edition) - Blast off into adventure with the first feature-length film starring the International Rescue team as they provide security for an interplanetary mission fraught with danger and espionage!

2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
Original English, French and Spanish Mono
English, French and Spanish subtitles
Audio Commentary
“History and Appeal” Featurette
“Factory of Dolls and Rockets” Featurette
“Epics in Miniature” Featurette
Animated Photo Gallery
“Who Said That?” Quiz
Theatrical Trailer

Thunderbird 6 (International Rescue Edition) - The Tracy team are back in action in another riveting adventure that pits them against an international ring of terrorists who’ve targeted International Rescue for destruction!

2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
Original English Mono
English, French and Spanish subtitles
Audio Commentary
“Lady Penelope” Featurette
“Building Better Puppets” Featurette
“Tiger Moth” Featurette
Animated Photo Gallery
Craft Mission Match-Up Quiz
Theatrical Trailer
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We've reviewed the Thunderbirds International Rescue Gift Set (which includes both Thunderbirds Are Go! and Thunderbird 6) here.

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The big screen outings for the Thunderbirds are mixed affairs. While grand in scope and design, the storylines and pacing fail to really take advantage of the medium, and wouldn't feel out of place edited down and shown as a regular TV episode. Despite that, it's Thunderbirds, and any Thunderbirds is well worth watching.

The extras included here are also mixed. The commentaries and featurettes are all very interesting and informative, but the rest are pretty naff fillers. It's a shame we don't get to see a more in depth look behind the scenes, with on set footage and so on, but back then, who knew that something like DVD would be around to document the whole filmmaking process. As it is, we are at least treated to new interviews with those who were there, so it's hard to complain too much.
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It'll be interesting to see. I watch these movie when I was a kid and enjoyed it a lot.
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I got mine last week at BB and watched Thunderbirds Are Go this weekend. The films really are pretty dull, but the whole Supermarionation thing makes up for it. The extras aren't half bad, but I really did want to see more behind the scenes footage. I'm not sure I can accurately describe the appeal of these, but if you loved them as a kid, at least rent them if you can.

I'm glad I bought the set - the only real problem is resisting punching out the paper Thunderbirds and fridge magnets included in the box set!
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Originally posted by EPKJ
I hope that the new Thunderbirds movie isn't as bad as I think it will be. Somehow, live action directed by Jonathan Frakes worries me.
Yep, me too. It just seems like he hasnt taken the orginal material seriously.

So far everything ive seen about it seems bad (it looks more like a Spy Kids wannabe).

Lets hope its just down to poor trailer editing and not a reflection on the final film.
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